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Meet the Winner of Your Best Show-Stopping Holiday Main

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A big congratulations to drbabs, whose Mom's Garlic Rubbed Filet of Beef with Mushroom Sauce was voted Your Best Show-Stopping Holiday Main! She says that the dish has always been her mother's go-to special occasion dish. (Her mother pronounces it FEE-lay, and "usually serves it for Chanukah with potato latkes.")

Photos by Bobbi Lin, Bobbi Lin

Drbabs is a longtime Food52-er—since 2009!—and has introduced us to an impressive number of award-winning recipes: Her repertoire includes a whopping 52 community picks, 2 Wildcard Winners, 5 finalists, and 1 contest winner (well, with this beef filet, 2 contest winners). She also has 5 recipes in our Baking book!


This most recent contest win has inspired us to cook more of drbabs' recipes! Here are a few of her greatest hits to get us (and you) started:

Chocolate-Covered Almond Halvah

Chocolate-Covered Almond Halvah by drbabs

What I Do For Love Bran Muffins

What I Do For Love Bran Muffins by drbabs

Reform Jewish Penicillin

Reform Jewish Penicillin by drbabs

Magical Marvelous Memorable Cookies

Magical Marvelous Memorable Cookies by drbabs

Shrimp Gumbo

Shrimp Gumbo by drbabs

Celery and Za’atar Tabouli

Celery and Za’atar Tabouli by drbabs

Tags: beef tenderloin, beef, holiday dinner, special occasion dinner, roast